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Actor Nathan Alford-Tate depicts a sailor in a blue coat holding a sailmaking fid in our Meet James Forten first-person theatrical performance.

First-Person Theatrical Performances

The Museum's original first-person theatrical performances bring to life the diverse lives, perspectives, and experiences of people from the Revolutionary era.
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Book Your Group Visit

The Museum offers in-person and virtual experiences for student, youth, or adult groups to explore the remarkable story of America’s founding.
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Beyond the Battlefield: A Virtual Field Trip

Take a virtual field trip, presented in partnership with Scholastic, to the Museum with author of the I Survived series Lauren Tarshis.
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Museum of the American Revolution Closes Capital Campaign with $165 Million Raised, Exceeding Goal by 10 Percent

The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that its founding campaign has raised $165 million. The campaign to build, open, and endow the Museum had an original goal of $150 million and officially concluded December 31, 2017, having exceeded its goal by 10 percent.
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Museum President and Director of Education to Appear on NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” with Actor and Comedian Nick Offerman, July 17

Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, President and CEO of the Museum of the American Revolution, and Adrienne Whaley, Director of Education and Community Engagement, lend their expertise in American history and genealogy to actor and comedian Nick Offerman during the Sunday, July 17, 2022, episode of NBC’s acclaimed genealogy series, “Who Do You Think You Are?”
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Michael C. Quinn Steps Down as CEO After Distinguished Tenure

The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that Michael C. Quinn has resigned from his position as President and CEO after a distinguished six-year tenure. The Museum’s Board of Directors has named him President Emeritus in recognition of his indispensable role in planning and opening the nationally acclaimed institution.
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Museum of the American Revolution Celebrates Plaza Opening and Dedicates Building to Gerry and Marguerite Lenfest

Hundreds of friends and neighbors gathered today at the Museum of the American Revolution to celebrate the opening of the Museum’s outdoor plaza and dedicate its recently completed building to Board Chairman Gerry Lenfest and his wife Marguerite Lenfest. The Museum officially opens to the public on April 19, 2017.
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Winter Weekends at the Museum

Saturdays & Sundays, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18
Join us at the Museum on Saturdays and Sundays in December with cozy offerings for the whole family, including musical performances, a silhouette artist, and more.
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This image shows the book cover of The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832 by Alan Taylor. There is an illustration of two white men and three slaves of African descent.

The Internal Enemy

This excerpt from Alan Taylor examines the complex subject of slavery in a state dedicated to liberty and freedom, yet enslaved two-fifths of the population
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This image depicts the book cover of The West Point History of The American Revolution by The United States Military Academy. The background is sepia toned and there is a Revolutionary era soldier standing and holding his rifle in his left arm. The rifle is running the length of his body and he is looking to his right.

The West Point History of the American Revolution

This excerpt from a team of historians details 1778 when the British went to the South to rally Loyalists and disrupt the economy of the Revolutionaries.
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